Author Archives: The Hook

About The Hook

Husband. Father. Bellman. Author of The Bellman Chronicles. Reader of comic books and observer and chronicler of the human condition. And to my wife's eternal dismay, a mere mortal and non-vampire. I'm often told I look like your uncle, cousin, etc. If I wore a hat, I'd hang it on a hat rack in my home in Niagara Falls, Canada. You can call me The Hook, everyone else does.

Into the Dark by Robert Hookey Book Review

Originally posted on Girl in Niagara:
If you follow Robert Hookey’s blog, You’ve Been Hooked, then you are already captivated by this author’s writing.  So, when I heard that The Hook had written a book during the pandemic lockdowns, I…

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Into The Dark by Robert Hookey #newbook

Originally posted on Fiction Favorites:
? Today I am delighted to welcome Robert Hookey (known in some circles as The Hook) to Fiction Favorites. I am happy for a couple of reasons. The first is I’ve been following Robert on…

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Happy Fri-meh, Everyone!

What? A “Frimeh” isn’t quite a “Fri-yay!”, but it isn’t a “Fri-disaster, either. Which brings me to my point. I had my first shot of the Moderna vaccine this week and three things happened the following day: My arm felt … Continue reading

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Tuesday Morning Round-Up! (Yippee Ki Yay!)

Man, titles are tough… At any rate, I thought I’d share some of the latest developments in my writing career with you, my loyal readers and friends. Promoting Into The Dark on my own is as much fun as scaling … Continue reading

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Author Robert Hookey Answers Eight Overly Long Questions By Journalist Paul Eisenberg.

It may not always feel l like it, but I’ve been very fortunate in my life; while others have run across fearsome trolls, stalkers, and Republicans, I’ve met some truly amazing people on Twitter. Like this guy, the one who … Continue reading

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What’s The Hook Been Up To?

As you can see, I haven’t lost my flair for titles. Self-deprecating humor aside, I find myself in a state of confusion where this site is concerned. I no longer write about hotel adventures – since bellmen no longer exist … Continue reading

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What Grabs Me As A Reader? Guest Blog Post by @TheTerribleHook #TheHookReads

Originally posted on Lucy Mitchell:
Good news if you like reading. I have decided to do a regular guest post blog post for readers and let them tell us what things in books grab their attention. All genres welcome and…

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The Hook Plays God.

Hello again, friends. It’s been awhile, hasn’t it? Sorry for being AWOL for so long; my world, and the whole world, for that matter, just hasn’t been the same for a year. As humanity was forced to hit the pause … Continue reading

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The Happiness Report: Shantelle Bisson.

She’s written a damn good how-to tome for parents and humans in general. She owns a freakin’ marina. (That makes her the Canadian Aquama- er, Aquawoman, in my books.) She’s helped to raise three daughters, been part of a successful … Continue reading

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It Ain’t Easy, But Don’t Worry… Be Happy!

My best friend killed himself because he was sad. It was a sadness that infected his very core; it may have been neurological or psychological, I’ll never know from where it emerged. It’s the same sadness that I see permeating … Continue reading

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